Alicia Esparza, MPT / Owner
Alicia was raised in Denver, Colorado and has spent her entire career in the southwest. Alicia holds a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Prior to owning Taos Physical Therapy Inc., Alicia spent a decade in Yuma, Arizona providing outpatient care at a clinic and inpatient acute care at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
As a "City Girl" Alicia has a deep love for theatre, modern dance, and arts of all kinds. She is an active person and enjoys dancing, skiing, hiking, and Aikido and can be found cheering on the Taos Coyote hockey teams and all of the Taos Tiger athletes.
Leo Kaeck, PTA
Born in Asheville, NC, Leo moved to New Mexico at age 10 with his parents, three siblings and four assorted dogs and cats. As a homeschool family, Leo grew up in Taos enjoying sports and athletics, attending what they called "Mountain Homeschool", participating in rec-league soccer, skiing on school days during the winter, and studying at the Taos Taekwondo Academy pursuing his interest in martial arts.
Leo passed the GED in 2012 and began classes at UNM Taos for pre-requisites, as well as taking online anatomy courses through San Juan College. With much encouragement and support from his family and friends, Leo moved to Farmington, NM to attend the on-campus PTA program in 2014. In this setting Leo was able to learn quickly as part of the fast-paced program, developing a passion for the Physical Therapy practice. Leo finished his schooling with a clinical rotation spent at Taos Physical Therapy, learning directly under Alicia, he vastly improved his knowledge base and clinical skill set. Leo feels very fortunate being given the opportunity to begin his career working in what he considers his hometown, working alongside energetic and motivated team members.
With his return home, Leo looks forward to future ski seasons in Taos, he also continues to study martial arts, recently achieving his 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Leo greatly enjoys learning and practicing in his field, and plans to return to school for his Bachelor and Doctoral level degrees in the future, pursuing a manual therapy specialization.
Katie Lund, PTA, MLS
As a native of New England, Katie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003. After working as a graphic designer for seven years, Katie returned to school and became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2012. She began working in an out-patient clinic and sports performance center. As a runner and finisher of the Boston Marathon, she expanded her clinical knowledge in gait analysis to help other runners identify and correct movement and postural dysfunctions.
In 2015 Katie, her husband and their dog, moved to Southern California. She continued to work with athletic populations up to the professional level. She took a special interest in assessing breathing patterns after receiving training through Postural Restoration Institute and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization courses. Katie strives to incorporate functional movement into her treatments as well as educating patients on the importance of movement pattern correction. In 2018 Katie completed the Movement Links seminar series to enhance her skills in assessment and treatment of movement dysfunction. In 2019 Katie became a certified Movement Links Specialist.
In 2019 Katie relocated again with her husband and dog to Taos. They were drawn to a quieter lifestyle surrounded by the beautiful landscape. Katie currently spends her free time hiking, running, biking, and skiing.
Paige Davidson, PT, DPT
Paige received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She has had the privilege of working in various physical therapy settings across Arizona, Idaho and Albuquerque, with a recent move to Taos in the summer of 2018. She is a hands-on therapist, with a practice emphasis that has focused on outpatient orthopedics, sports injury, industrial and surgical rehabilitation, vestibular dysfunction, long-term pain management and patient education.
Originally raised in the Boston area, Paige had parents with a passion for skiing and grew up exploring the mountains of New England. After a visit to the Rocky Mountains as a teenager, she knew right away the West was the place for her. She has since spent as much time as possible skiing, mountain biking, dirt biking, hiking, backpacking and generally soaking in all the Western mountains have to offer for the past 20 years. She and her husband have two young children and a rescue dog who also can’t seem to get enough of the outdoor excursions.
Having experienced both small town and city life, Paige is thrilled to be back in a mountain town where she can not only pursue the adventures she desires, but can help others with their healing so they may do the same.
Mike Binet, PT, DPT, PCS, CFMT, BSPTS C2
Mike grew up exploring the mountains of Colorado. Graduating with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2003, he returned to practice at The Children’s Hospital of Colorado. There, he developed expertise in providing care for children and young adults, serving as a co-founding member of The Rett Syndrome Clinic and Complex Concussion Clinic.
Mike earned manual therapy certification through The Institute of Physical Art (IPA) and, in 2014, began representing IPA as Clinical Lead at the Vardan residency training center in New Delhi, India.
In 2017, Mike was internationally recruited to serve as Clinical Lead for the High Hopes Center in Dubai, UAE. He guided a global team to create and grow an innovative therapy program for underserved families and children with complex medical presentations.
Mike achieved Pediatric Specialty Certification (PCS) and BSPTS Schroth C2 certification in scoliosis-specific exercise before returning to be close to family and choosing the warm community of Taos as home. Mike enjoys the pursuit of balance through hiking, snowboarding and studying Judo.
Office Staff / Technicians
Amber Coss, Administrative Assistant
Anton Herion-Luis, Scheduler and PT Technician
Haley Rach, Scheduler and PT Technician
Marlene Miera, Office Manager